Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement


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Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.​​

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:  Although DPIE is open, the BACK doors (located behind the building facing Rt. 202) of 9400 Peppercorn are closed for construction. To enter the building, please access the doors located at the front (by the flags) until further notice.​


DPIE Structural Engineer Achieves Coveted "Fellow" Award

Congratulations to Mostafa Fahmy on the distinguished honor of becoming an American Society of Civil Engineers FELLOW. DPIE Director Haitham A. Hijazi wrote a recommendation for Mostafa, who has served as a structural engineer for 50 years!

Mostafa Fahmy with Framed FELLOW Certificate from American Society of Civil Engineers standing with

ASCE Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE members. There is no direct admission to the grade of Fellow. Fellow status must be attained by professional accomplishments.


FREE ePlan Customer Training

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
Conference Room 410
Largo, MD 20774

ePlan Training, instructor in front of slide show with those taking training sitting at tables.

DPIE is offering monthly ePlan Customer Training to show how to complete online applications and upload plans for review in our ePlan system. Training sessions are free and are held the third Thursday of every month.

Seating is limited and offered on a first call, first-served basis. All those who wish to attend training on July 19, need to reply no later than July 12th by clicking the activities link.  You may also send an e-mail to one of the following contacts or call the phone number:

To cancel or reschedule, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number.

Please Note:  If there are less than 5 people signed up for a training, the class will be cancelled; people who signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month's class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" to bring to the class.


New Manual Listed for Reference

"DPW&T's Urban Street Design Standards" manual is available on DPIE's Related Publications page under Resources.

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NOTICE:  MHIC Procedure Changes

All applicants using Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) contractors are required to follow the procedures indicated below:

• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating:  MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.  

• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.

Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite, phone of counter with people being helped by receptionist

Homeowner and Mega Projects Suite Change

Please note the Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite has had a phone number change.  The phone number 301-883-5925 is no longer in service.  To reach the Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite, please dial 301-636-2050.

Building Mounted Restaurant Sign that says Carolina Kitchen

Change to Building-Mounted Sign Applications Approval

Effective immediately, all building-mounted "Sign Permit Application" forms must be reviewed by the Building Plan Review Division’s Structural Section, located in the Permit Center.

Should you have any questions regarding this Notice, please call 301-636-2070.


Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Division Application Intake Hours

Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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